Durango’s lack of snow doesn’t deter Christmas shoppers

Christmas sales look merry and bright so far in downtown Durango despite the unseasonably warm weather or maybe even because of it. Downtown Durango shop owners and managers’ opinions varied on...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos prepares for an ‘old-fashioned Christmas’

Mancos will celebrate this Christmas with two weeks of events in the Creative District, starting Dec. 1. The festivities will begin with the Rudolph Run race and end with a baking workshop at Zuma...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lodgers tax increase could boost Durango’s marketing efforts

The Durango Area Tourism Office plans to explore increasing the lodgers tax to boost the budget for marketing Durango to tourists and bring more visitors to the city. It’s a process that would...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local First spreading cheer for 12 days of shopping

Holiday shoppers hunting for the perfect gift downtown will find extra Christmas cheer as part of 12 Days of Shop Local, put on by Local First . Local First supports independent businesses and...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Western wear shop on Main Avenue closes abruptly

Would-be visitors to Diamond J Apparel may have been confused if they tried to visit the store last week. A story about the store at 1077 Main Ave. was published in The Durango Herald on Saturday,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diamond J Western ware shop opens on Main in downtown Durango

Sparkling belts, hats, shirts and Western bling of all kinds fill the walls and counters of Diamond J Apparel. The shop opened on the 1000 block of Main Avenue in the middle of September,...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Dreams of Tibet opens second location in Durango

The owner of Dreams of Tibet, Karma Bhotia, opened a second location on Main Avenue to help support villagers in Nepal. Half of the profits from the new location at 658 Main Ave. will support...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Amazon rendering downtown obsolete?

Amazon is taking over the world, right? We keep hearing this over and over with the internet giant’s online sales continuing to grow. Recently, Amazon purchased Whole Foods and is now slashing food...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Retail sales growth lukewarm in Durango

Retail sales are up for the first half of this year, but not as much as city officials anticipated. Some business leaders say summer sales may make up for the slow start, but those numbers are not...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

As retail outlook dims, mall tenants push for short leases

As if malls didn’t have enough problems, count one more: retailers looking to slash the duration of their leases. After more than a dozen bankruptcies this year contributed to thousands of store...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Military surplus store opens in Cortez

When one Four Corners military surplus store closed this year, the Borgen family saw it as an opportunity to start a new one. Christine, Roger and Brandi Borgen bought most of the inventory of...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

RadioShack closing on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

RadioShack on Main Avenue planned to close Tuesday, signs on the building indicated. Much of the store was empty and the remaining inventory was on deep discount. Store staff and corporate...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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